No. 5 Men’s Fencing Sits Tied for First After Day One of the Ivy League Championships

No. 5 Men’s Fencing Sits Tied for First After Day One of the Ivy League Championships

Mageras is 8-1 after competing against three-of-five teams (Gil Talbot).

ITHACA, N.Y. – The No. 5 Harvard men's fencing team is in a four-way tie for first after day one of the Ivy League Championships, as the Crimson owns a 2-1 record through three matches.

Harvard is tied for first with Columbia, Penn and Princeton.

In its opening bouts, the Crimson defeated Yale 22-5 and four Harvard student-athletes finished with a 3-0 mark. Duncan O'Brien, Stephen Mageras, Nicolas Simko and Peregrine Badger each topped their opponents in their respective weapons.

Harvard fell behind to Princeton after going 1-8 in the saber, but the foil squad took the majority of its matches to pull the Crimson within 12-6. The epeeists of Peregrine Badger, Albert Chien, and Nicolas Simko finished 3-5, putting the overall team record at 17-10, in favor of the Tigers.

The Crimson finished day one with ease as it breezed past Brown, 18-9. Foil athletes of Jerry Chang, Michael Woo, and Mageras swept the Bears, 9-0.

Harvard will take on Columbia and Penn in the final day of the championships at 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m., respectively. 

Harvard def. Yale, 22-5   
Saber:
Duncan O'Brien, 3-0
Eric Zhao, 1-2
Sasha Ryjik, 2-0
Harrison Parker, 0-1

Foil:
Stephen Mageras, 3-0
Michael Woo, 2-1
Jerry Chang, 2-0
Jonathan Gill, 1-0

Epee:
Nicolas Simko, 3-0
Peregrine Badger, 3-0
Albert Chien, 2-1

Princeton def. Harvard, 17-10    
Saber:
Duncan O' Brien, 0-3
Eric Zhao, 0-3
Sasha Ryjik, 1-2


Foil:
Jerry Chang, 1-2
Michael Woo, 2-1
Stephen Mageras,2-1

Epee:
Peregrine Badger, 2-1
Albert Chien, 1-2
Nicolas Simko, 1-2

Harvard def. Brown, 18-9
Saber:
Duncan O'Brien, 2-1
Eric Zhao, 1-2
Sasha Rijik, 2-1

Foil:
Jerry Chang, 3-0
Michael Woo, 3-0
Stephen Mageras, 3-0

Epee:
Peregrine Badger, 0-2
Albert Chien, 0-2
Nicolas Simko, 3-0
Artidoro Pagnoni, 1-0
Milo Davidson, 0-1